I can't help but note a subtle variation of the "blame the electorate" meme here -- this group did not vote because they were fooled by Obama. They're dupes.
The reason for this latest debacle is because of the Republican Party -- period.
The heart and soul of Conservatism is libertariansim.
No Republican presidential nominee since Reagan believes this. Not one. There is no evidence the Republican Party believes it.
You have a party that is off track and has been for some time.
A Republican nominee has not broke 300 electoral votes since 1988 -- and the 1988 result was not due to the person running at the time, but to the man finishing his second term.